New Microsoft study (Opens in a new tab) He found that the majority of workers are “stuck in pre-pandemic office spaces” which makes it nearly impossible to collaborate with them properly.
The company’s research found that 83% of British workers were working in the same environment they did before the pandemic, with employers resisting change despite adopting some hybrid work policies.
The findings highlight some of the key benefits of heading to the office, according to participants, which include the ability to socialize with colleagues and strengthen relationships, but nearly three-quarters of them say they “just send emails” when they head to the physical office. Workplace.
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“It is clear that employees need more temptation to return to offices than the employer mandate,” says Alan Slothower, head of Microsoft UK Surface Business Group. It begs the question to companies: “Are our offices suitable for today’s workforce and do they really want to come back?”
Some of the factors that prevent workers from returning to the office include the ability to make less than when they work remotely, the cost and duration of their commute, and the ability to spend less time with loved ones, who may also be working from home.
In turn, some of the driving factors to make the formal office space more attractive include strong internet connectivity, flexible working hours, good transport links, and good air conditioning with temperature control, which could become more vital as Britain approaches the winter season of uncertainty. Regarding energy prices and potential power outages.
Furthermore, the concept of “desk” has changed in recent years, with 81% of employees questioning seeing their work device (such as a laptop) as their personal desk. Take advantage of this by improving the experience with the best Collaboration Program One way to increase worker productivity can be at home and in the designated workplace.
Going forward, Microsoft offers three Action Points to help companies improve their work environments: “making employee needs central to business strategy,” “accepting and addressing hybrid paradox” by evaluating resilience and human interaction, and “viewing hardware as a productivity powerhouse.”